How to watch Southampton’s 2-1 home win over Swansea on Sunday
With Southampton in the Champions League and looking for a second-place finish, it’s all about keeping the momentum going with a home game.
It’s no wonder why the club has moved the game to the Staple Road for Saturday’s derby, as they know that the result of the match will decide whether or not they finish fourth.
There is plenty to look forward to.
With Mauricio Pochettino’s side currently sitting in third spot in the Premier League table, the result could have a huge impact on whether or what happens in the second leg.
For Southampton, the outcome of the game is a key factor as they look to secure a first ever top-four finish in the competition.
“The first goal was fantastic,” Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino told the club’s official website.
“We deserved it.
A draw could see the game moved back to the Old Trafford venue, with both sides keen to get the game back on track. “
The goal was brilliant and it’s a great feeling to get a win like that, but it’s not the only important thing for us.”
A draw could see the game moved back to the Old Trafford venue, with both sides keen to get the game back on track.
Swansea have won their last three league matches at Staple Rd, with Mauricio Pérez’s side losing their first away game in their new stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Pellegrio, however, is confident of getting back on top of the league table and said he has the squad to keep the momentum rolling for Sunday’s derby.
“It’s a fantastic atmosphere in the stadium and we’ll see how it goes,” he said.
“If we’re able to keep it going, it will be a fantastic result.”
We’ve won two matches against Swansea so far and I’ve said before we have the players to do it.
We have to do everything to win the game.
“The manager has said we need to win every game.”
If Southampton manage to get back to winning ways, the game will become a battle between two sides who have struggled to find consistency in recent weeks.
The home side have now lost their last two away games and have only won once in their last 10 league games in all competitions.
This is not good enough for Pellegruino and he will have to change his tactics if he wants to ensure that his side do not get caught behind.
On the other side of the pitch, Swansea have not lost in the league since November, with only three defeats in their first 11 matches in all competition.
The fixture will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 live, with a live blog available here.